Bishop died Thursday of congestive heart failure, according to Holland-Harris Funeral.
He began his career at WTVA in October 1966 after answering a local newspaper advertisement. The station was then called WTWV.
The station said Bishop's talents made him a natural fit and he worked in various roles over the years, including as anchor. He took on more management responsibilities later in his career.
Visitation is 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at Holland-Harris Funeral Home in Tupelo.
Sunday visitation begins at noon with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.